Yes they caught big ones that’s why people say Gulf of Carpenteria is a home of the big barra
The road from Mount Surprise to Karumba passes through Georgetown, Croydon and Normanton before entering Karumba on the Gulf of Carpentaria. We had looked into going to Cobbold Gorge (south of Georgetown) but we decided to save it for a future trip. Apparently it is well worth seeing.
We stopped off at the Cumberland Historic Mine site and billabong and had some lunch, before driving on to Normanton for some photos of Krys, the replica giant crocodile.
Krys, the giant Norman River croc.
Karumba Point Service Station and Sunset Caravan Park.
We made booking at Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park before coming to Park. We learned from our friends that the Park offers magnificent facilities with a remarkable customer service from entering into the Park until leaving the Park. Many visitors to Park say that Friday night roast is finger licking with seasonal beverages.
We took advantage of Park promotion that was book one site and get one free. We found through website that Park was running a promotion called “GET DOUBLE SPACE”. It was worth to book as Park slabs area was not only suitable for parties but also offers a huge space with tremendous greenery to do miscellaneous activities.
After settling down at Park, we arranged to meet up with some friends in Karumba and I had promised to take them out for a fish.
The deservingly famous Gulf sunsets.
Apart from the fishing there are many things to do in Karumba. There are two separate sections to Karumba; the main town and the Point.
The point is famous for the Gulf sunsets where you can see the sun setting over the ocean. On several occasions, Expert and I packed the chairs, bought a kilo of fresh prawns and washed these down with a few drinks while we enjoyed a glorious Karumba sunset.
Well worth a visit – the Barramundi Discovery Centre.
The town has a great supermarket, bakery and butchers and fuel is sold cheaply at Carpentaria Fuels, just down the road. You can also visit the Barramundi Discovery Centre which provides tours showing the hatchery and the chance to hand feed the large breeding females.
We intend to return to Karumba on Easter Holidays as the fishing is so good and we now know some people to share experiences with.
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Postal Address: Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park, PO Box 61 Karumba Queensland 4891
Tel: (07) 4745 9277
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